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Mar 30th, 2021
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Province has major decisions to make News release from the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition In 2021 a great number of decisions could be made, and processes put in place, that affect Lake Simcoe’s health. The Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and the Simcoe County Gre...
Mar 17th, 2021
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Rendering of proposed Oro Station Automotive Innovation Park Facility will have a strong focus on electric vehicles, alternative fuel sources; ‘It’s a bold vision, but it’s something that should’ve happened a while ago’ By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters This is Part 1 of a three-part seri...
Mar 15th, 2021
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The Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly’s only Canadian home is in the Minesing Wetlands -Chris Evans photo ‘I was not aware that they were being protected for development, not from development’ AWARE News Network Eminent naturalist and Midhurst resident Chris Evans focuses on the Spring...
Mar 12th, 2021
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Tundra swans in flight -Wikipedia By Mike Crawley · CBC News Amazon will not put the largest retail warehouse in Canada on the site of a protected wetland in Pickering, CBC News has learned. An official with Amazon Canada said Friday that the company is no longer considering the Duffins Creek wetland...
Mar 12th, 2021
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A federal law developed as part of a treaty with the U.S. makes it illegal in Canada to harm migratory birds, their nests or their eggs. -CBC photo Toronto Region Conservation Authority will issue permit to begin construction of warehouse ‘under duress’ By Mike Crawley · CBC News A develo...
Mar 11th, 2021
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By Alan Millard Ramara Township Recently I participated in an LPAT virtual “Case Management Conference”. At the end the lawyers and the chairperson were blithely discussing whether the “hearing” [sic] in 2022 would take 4, 5, or 6 weeks. They thought 5 would be about right. He...
Mar 10th, 2021
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Roughly half of this property in Pickering, owned by Triple Group, is classed as a protected wetland. If approved for development, commercial real estate analysts say it would skyrocket in value, potentially to more than $100 million. This view looks northwest from the corner of Bayly Street and Squi...
Mar 9th, 2021
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Environmental consultant Bob Bowles addresses council ‘This is about protecting residents and our own investment in this community,’ resident says; Township deferred decision until more information is available By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Ramara council deferred a decision at this w...
Mar 9th, 2021
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By Robert Benzie Toronto Star An unrepentant Premier Doug Ford insists MZOs are A-OK. After his government rammed through another six ministerial zoning orders (MZO) to fast-track local development, Ford said he’s “proud to announce that we have MZOs, because it’s about the economy.” “Once we get thr...
Mar 5th, 2021
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Proposed new  runway at Orillia regional airport  ‘Our understanding of the regulations that govern aerodromes and airports is that this (clear cutting) should not have happened,’ says forester By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Ramara’s mayor is hoping council will defer a decision to dec...